About the Lawsuit

The Civil Liberties Defense Foundation is a non-profit organization founded for one purpose: to help enforce the Texas ban on Sanctuary Cities.

On May 7, 2017, Senate Bill 4 was passed into law requiring local entities to enforce immigration laws. While innocuous, many local entities, including the City of San Antonio, refuse to comply with immigrations laws, and are currently pursuing a court determination that SB 4 is unconstitutional.

San Antonio has engaged a private law firm to prosecute its case against the State of Texas and SB 4, even though the likelihood of success is very minimal. In any event, they have engaged private counsel to prosecute their case. The Constitution of the State of Texas puts parameters on such an engagement, and this litigation will serve to eliminate the possibility of MALDEF receiving a prohibited gift from the City of San Antonio to prosecute this litigation.

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